If you consider yourself a foodie, or even if you’re just someone who appreciates a damn good feed, South Eveleigh is a suburb that should, quite literally, be on the tip of your tongue. Some of Sydney’s most esteemed restaurateurs have banded together to launch Sydney’s newest dining precinct, and for two days during Sydney Solstice on June 18-19, the area’s top-notch nosh will be getting a hearty side serving of live performance, art and music. The South Eveleigh Sydney Solstice Festival will be the first major public event held in this food-filled corner of the city and will include a medley of free events including live gigs, surprising performance art, installations and roving pop-up gigs.
Some of Australia’s biggest hospitality heavyweights, including celeb chef Kyle Kwong and zero-waste pioneer Matt Whiley, will showcase some of the best food and drink anywhere in Sydney, with restaurants such as RaRa Chan, Kylie Kwong's new eatery Lucky Kwong, Eat Fuh, Whitton, Steve Costi’s Famous Fish, Fishbowl, Bekya, Pepper Seed Thai, Sushi Hon, North Sandwiches and Yoho Loco offering extraordinary cuisine from sit-down banquets to on-the-go street eats. You can also book in to iterations of the wildly popular cheesemaking classes from Kristen Allan and try your hand at creating your own mozzarella, burrata and stracciatella or ricotta, cultured butter and yoghurt.
While you’re here: Head to neighbouring Carriageworks to catch the tail end of the National, Sydney’s biennial survey of the very best homegrown contemporary art that comes to a close on June 20.